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HPE StoreEver MSL3040 Tape Library Configuration Information for IBM Spectrum Protect Server

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Configuration information for HPE StoreEver MSL3040 Tape Library


HPE StoreEver MSL3040

Drive Addresses
Storage Slot Addresses
Changer Address
Entry/Exit Slot Address
1-3 HH


1. HPE StoreEver MSL3040 is supported by IBM Spectrum Protect Sever version 8.1.4 or newer

2. Tape Library configurations for base model and with 6 expansion modules

  • 3 Half-Height (HH) LTO drives per base module
  • 21 HH LTO drives per full stack
  • 32 slots per base module, 40 slots per expansion module, 272 slots per full stack
  • 4 mail slots per base module, 34 per full stack
  • 3U per module to a maximum of 21U

3. Barcodes are required

4. Eight character barcodes are required. The last 2 characters must be the media identifier "L#" where # is the tape cartridge generation. For example, ABC456L8 for an LTO-8 cartridge. Without a proper barcode label, a volume will appear as "unknown media"

5. ELEMent=AUTODetect in the DEFINE/UPDATE DRIVE command is supported

6. HPE StoreEver MSL3040 is available with the following SAS and Fibre Channel drives:

7. Support for HPE LTO-8 Ultrium 30750 drive requires IBM Spectrum Protect Server 8.1.4 or later

8. Ultrium M8 media is supported

9. Device identifications and firmware levels used during validation

(Validated with IBM Spectrum Protect

  • Library ID : HPE MSL3040 --- Firmware: 3004
  • Drive ID : HPE Ultrium 8-SCSI --- Firmware: H9ED
  • Drive ID : HP Ultrium 7-SCSI --- Firmware: G9Q1

10. Mixed generation LTO (drive & media) is supported

Related technotes

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Modified date:
28 May 2020